Whatever Happened to Corey Hart?

22 Oct

The other day I was listening to my fav 80s station on Sirius Radio in my car. Yes, I’m that old. And a song from Corey Hart came on, “Never Surrender.” When I first saw this Dude in 1983 on MTV singing, “Sunglasses At Night” I just about lost my pants. He. Was. Incredibly. HOT!

Soon I found myself clipping photos of him from everywhere I could find them and sticking them on my wall. I imagined myself meeting Corey as he brought me roses and escorted me to a fancy restaurant or on his yacht in the Caribbean. We danced. We kissed. We…well, you know.

Then, as suddenly as he appeared he seemed to be gone. I think it was because I got an actual boyfriend and not an imaginary one. Corey faded into the abyss with all the other one-hit wonders of the 1980s and I never heard from him again.

So where is he now?

Well, he’s still writing songs but for people like Celine Dion, which totally makes me barf. He also got married to some chick named, Julie Masse, who is also a singer. He writes songs for her and sometimes sings duets with her. How cute. They have three kids and they live in the Bahamas. Must be nice. So he has no crazy stories about being high on cocaine, dating royalty, or going to rehab. Corey Hart turned out to be a regular guy who has bad taste (ummm, Celine Dion. YUCK!).

I wouldn’t turn him away though if he showed up at my house wearing sunglasses at night.


Review: (seed) Healthy Hand Cream

20 Oct

I’ve always had what I call, “Old Lady Hands,” which means I’m constantly trying new hand creams. I’ve tried so many I can’t even remember all of them. I know I haven’t found one that I really like, and that really does what it says it does. When I saw the opportunity to review a product sample of (seed) Healthy Hand Cream, of course I jumped on it!

Overall Comments:

The first thing I noticed when I got this product was the packaging. I really like it. The colors. The way it feels in my hands. It fits in my purse. Good design. I opted for the “invigorating citrus blend” rather than the “fragrance free” because I like good smells so I was interested to see what it smelled like. It. Smells. Wonderful. It’s not too over-bearing and is strong enough to actually smell. The lotion feels rich and blends in nicely. It’s silky without that greasy, sticky feeling after you put it on. The moisturizing action lasts for a while and my hands do seem softer after a full week of using it twice a day.

Does it do what it says it does?

I was using Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream before I got (seed) Healthy Hand Cream. Honestly, I was pretty happy with the Neutrogena product as my old stand-by, until I put this new product on my hands. YES, it actually does “moisturize your hands and keeps them healthy looking, naturally.” It’s made with grape seed oil and Jojoba seed oil and is Paraben-free, dimethicone-free, with no artificial colors or fragrances.

Is the price for what you get fair?

Well, sort of. Right now you can get (seed) Healthy Hand Cream at select Whole Foods Markets or on the SEED Store (via Alice.com). Since they are doing heavy promoting of the product, it’s available for $5.49 for 3.5 fl oz. Actual retail price is somewhere between  $6.99-$7.99. My old stand by, Neutrogena, is available on drugstore.com for $4.49 for 2 oz. At the discount price (seed) Healthy Hand Cream is cheaper per ounce than Neutrogena but, at the retail price it’s more expensive.

Random Chick Rating

GOOD! I think this is a very good product and it actually does what it claims it does. Though it is more expensive, I would buy it again. I’m thinking about trying the body lotion because I’ve been looking for a new one. I would recommend this hand cream to any one who has “Old Lady Hands” and wants a cream that feels decadent and does the job.

Manufacturer: Graine de Vie LLC

Visit: SEED Power Body Care

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I’m Too Sexy For My Toothbrush

18 Oct

We haven’t had much talk here on the Random Chick Blog about sex lately so let’s remedy that, shall we?

The other day The Hubby wanted to dash off to the bedroom whilst the children were watching a kiddie program. Normally this would have been fine with me, but I’ve been having this problem lately. I feel about as sexy as a toothbrush. Not just any toothbrush either, one that has been used over and over again to try and get the bits of food out of the crevices and corners of your mouth. It is frayed and looking quite sad actually.

The Dilemma

How can I possibly get into a romp in the hay with The Hubby while feeling like an old toothbrush? Most people know that for a woman, sex and everything to do with it is all in her head. If you don’t know this and you are someone who wants to have sex with a woman, you’re going to be waiting a while. The Hubby knows this but he is a man. He can only do so much. It’s up to me to do something about it.

The Extraneous Matter

I know I’m not alone. Lots of my women friends feel the same way. After a long day at work, shuttling kids around to and fro, attempting to cook something healthy that resembles food, coaching the kids with homework, and cleaning up the mess, the last thing on your mind is sex. All you want to do is flop on the couch and watch a bunch of reality show idiots remind you that your life is not that lame. You think to yourself, maybe a glass of wine will help you unwind. Maybe your spouse or partner will rub your feet or tell you that you’re beautiful and possibly, perhaps, there might be a chance you’ll feel a spark of something…

The Conclusion?

If you’re lucky, your spouse or partner will have a wee bit more energy than you do and will attempt some foreplay rather than diving directly for the brass ring. Women. Need. Foreplay. I do not know how to say this any clearer. It takes us a while to shake off the Mommy, Driver, Servant, Referee, Detective, Judge/and Jury roles and get into something more comfortable. The brass ring is a little more difficult to reach but it’s worth it once you get it. Trust me. If you’re unlucky, your spouse or partner will make a grab for it without any preparation. Then it’s all over. The wine you had earlier finally kicks in and you’re sawing Zs faster than he can get his pants down.

I know I need to take responsibility for my sexiness. But I’m too tired most of the time. Maybe I need to see a sex therapist or I need more caffeine. I’m not sure which.

What do you do to feel sexy? Are you too tired? Got any ideas for a woman who has run out of her own? I could certainly use some!!

Oh Em Gee, Mommy

14 Oct

Those of you who follow my blog know about my four year-old son. He’s a little comedian in the making. Lately, he’s picked up the “OMG” slang from who knows where. Probably his seven year-old sister.

The other day I was picking him up from preschool and there happened to be a huge cabinet in the hallway that isn’t usually there. I was holding his hand as we were walking out and he said, “Oh Em Gee, Mommy! What is that doing there?”

I turned to him and said, “Did you just say Oh Em Gee?”

“Yes,” he smiled.

“Do you know what that means?” I asked him.

“Yea, it means this cabinet is in my way!”

Then the other night we were watching Life on the Discovery Channel. There was this fish that uses its mouth to climb up the rocks behind a massive waterfall to get to the calm waters above so it can lay eggs. It was pretty amazing. My son says, “Oh Em Gee, Mommy! Look at that fish!”

I started laughing then asked him, “Why did you say Oh Em Gee?”

“Because that fish is crazy!”

Well, at least he’s using the term properly.

Review: Stella & Dot Riviera Coin Necklace

12 Oct

I’m wearing the Stella & Dot Riviera Coin Necklace at a fundraiser for my daughter’s school. I had way too much wine that night…but, that’s another story. My BFF was looking for a part-time job so she could work earning extra money into her crazy life with her husband and two sons. She stumbled upon an opportunity with Stella & Dot.

Stella & Dot is a direct seller of jewelry through its network of commission-earning stylists. These individuals sign up with the company to host trunk sales of the merchandise in their local communities. Now, I don’t advocate most direct selling models because it seems that only those at the top make the most money. But my BFF was pretty gung-ho about this one so of course, I supported her!

Overall Comments:

When I first saw this necklace, I knew I had to have it. I loved how it looked bohemian and modern all at the same time. I’m not a huge jewelry fiend either. I just thought it was gorgeous so I bought it. When it arrived in the pretty-little box with aqua-colored designs and a note that said, “Of course you deserve it.” I felt like a little girl on Christmas morning. I love how it sparkles and makes jingling sounds when I wear it.

Does it do what it says it does?

As an absolute indulgence, yes. That’s basically what this necklace was for me. I rarely buy bling-y stuff for myself and just knowing that I have it puts a smile on my face.

Is the price for what you get fair?

The necklace is $79.00. Compared to other high-end jewelry, it’s a steal. And since you can wear it with both casual and dressy outfits, it’s even more of a bargain.

Random Chick Rating

ROCKS! If you haven’t treated yourself to something in a while and you like jewelry, this is definitely the necklace for you.

BTW, my BFF is doing very well with her business and she is having fun at the same time with all her bling!

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Old Sayings We Should Probably Bring Back

9 Oct

To Thine Own Self Be TrueThose old sayings we used to hear our grandparents tell us while we rolled our eyes were more than nonsense muttered in frustration at impatient youth. They were like directional signs to guide us on the road whenever we get lost (or lazy). I did a quick Google to see what the Internet thinks about 21st Century sayings, and here’s what I found:

“Been there, done that.”
“It’s a no brainer.”
“Talk to the hand.”
“What’s the worst that can happen?”

Adages and Sayings Are a Sign of the Times, My Friends

I’m sure there are many more sayings from modern times that are…well, stupid. Can’t you just hear Lindsay Lohan saying, “Whatever?” She’s sitting in the street, her hair all raggedy, and she’s trying to find her bottle of tequila. What about the tweens on Disney Channel who think they are all that and a bag of potato chips saying, “What’s the worst that can happen?” while they drop out of high school to become rock stars. Yeah, everyone is gonna be a rock star, baby.

Where Did All Those Wise Sayings Go?

Have we lost our minds? What happened to the wisdom we used to tap into from generations who have “been there, done that?” Will our kids learn some of those tried and true characteristics that made America great? Work hard. Be honest. Treat people like you want to be treated. I think we should probably bring back old sayings like these:

“To thine own self, be true!”

This one could be a big help now to all those poor teenagers who are grappling with their sexuality in a horrendous environment where bullies push them to suicide.

“Worthwhile things are not always easily achieved.”
Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but you can’t get something for nothing. You’ve got to work at it, even when people are telling you to quit. We need more people who are so passionate about what they do, nothing will stop them.

“Don’t expect things on a silver platter.”
Lindsay should have listened to this one. Poor Lindsay.

What Do Ya’ll Think?

6 Oct

My 7 blog fans will notice that I’ve moved my blog over to WordPress. I warned ya’ll that I was going to mix it up. And so far, I LOVE IT! It is a lot to learn but that never stopped me from trying something new. On the advice of an amazing woman, Marian Schembari, I decided to switch.

At the same time, I didn’t want to lose any of you so if you’re reading this right now: I Luv U! Thank you for following me wherever I go (without being too creepy).

So what do you think of my new blog? I’d really like to know, yanno! Would you mind taking like 3 seconds and let me know how you feel about my new blog look below? Oh c’mon! Please?

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